Why does WUSTL keep sending me letters?

<p>I'm pretty sure that if a college sends you an invitation to visit, it does not guarantee a higher rate of acceptance at ALL. It's weird though.. Lately I've been receiving a couple of college letters here and there, but WUSTL seems to be sending me the most out of ANY college. No lie, I've gotten about 8 letters in 1 month from them but I have not responded to any. The letters consist of invitations, Discovery Weekend, Scholarship programs, etc. about the school. Does this mean anything for me? Do they consider me a match for their school or do they at least see something in me that stands out?</p>

<p>They send me the same things too, but then again I'm interested in WUSTL so it's informative.</p>

<p>Also, they did a study a while ago and found out that sending these materials increased the number of people who applied. So I guess now they send out a lot of recruiting mail.</p>

<p>Yeah, they're one of the most aggressive colleges I've encountered in terms of admissions material. But they are an extremely prestigious university so it is an honor!</p>

<p>The more mail sent -> the more people that apply -> the more people that must be rejected -> the more selective the college appears</p>

<p>They don't have enough info on anyone they're sending letters to to ascertain if they're a match.</p>

<p>^^You forgot to factor in profit off of those rejected.</p>

<p>Every year it is the same. You will receive at least two to three recruiting letters and/or brochures from each of a large numbers of colleges. However, you will receive at least 250 from WUSTL.</p>

<p>Haha same! At first I was annoyed because I had never even heard of this college and suddenly they were bombarding me with brochures and letters but I have to say it paid off because now WashU is tied for first in my college list :)</p>

<p>I think they do that to kids who live in places where WashU isn't that well known (or known at all :p)</p>

<p>For me, WashU is second to University of Pittsburgh in the amount of mail I receive. But I actually have some interest in WashU, unlike Pitt.</p>

<p>It's just a way for them to get their name out there. I think you can always remove yourself from the mailing list.</p>

<p>from what I've heard, WashU tries to attract more applicants so it can have a lower acceptance rate (They're big on rank apparently)
but im not sure how much of that is true</p>

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The more mail sent -> the more people that apply -> the more people that must be rejected -> the more selective the college appears

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<p>This. </p>

<p>Chicago does the same to me, and I think their literature is incredibly charming. It may very well woo me over.</p>

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from what I've heard, WashU tries to attract more applicants so it can have a lower acceptance rate (They're big on rank apparently)

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<p>They also are well known for waitlisting people to increase yield</p>